Matt Crafton
Matt Crafton
Matt Crafton
Matt Crafton
48-Year-Old Driver
ThorSport Racing
2018 Camping World Truck Stats Stats
 
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
ThorSport makes the shift from long-time Toyota team to Ford in 2018. That's a wrinkle to keep in mind going into the season, but in the big picture Crafton and this team bring the experience and skill to mount a serious threat for the championship. The veteran driver is... read more
ThorSport makes the shift from long-time Toyota team to Ford in 2018. That's a wrinkle to keep in mind going into the season, but in the big picture Crafton and this team bring the experience and skill to mount a serious threat for the championship. The veteran driver is a 14-time winner in this division of NASCAR and a two-time champion. Crafton's one-win and 16 Top-10 campaign of last season earned him a fourth-place finish in the standings. He should hold the line on those numbers and possibly even improve with the shakeup of talent and new, younger faces entering this racing series. Crafton is just two seasons removed from a six-win campaign and title. It's that homerun potential he brings to the plate in the upcoming season.
Car: No. 88 Ford   Crew Chief: Carl Joiner Jr.   Country: USA   
Third at Kentucky Speedway
Camping World Truck
July 13, 2018
Crafton finished third in the Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 Camping World Truck Series race at Kentucky Speedway Thursday night.
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  1. Matt Crafton 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Matt Crafton 2017 Preseason Outlook
    The two-time series champion lost out in a winner-take-all finale with former teammate, Johnny Sauter, at Homestead last season. Even though Crafton didn't win the title, he still had a tremendous season and one that is in line with his recent level of performance. The veteran Toyota driver claimed two wins early last season, but cooled off as the season progressed. Crafton still forged a 16 Top-10 campaign and that was good enough to advance into the final race of the Chase. He's been a Top-3 finisher in the driver standings for the last four consecutive seasons, and we don't see that changing in 2017. In fact, if there is any driver best-equipped and positioned to overtake Sauter in the quest for the championship, it's Crafton.
  3. Matt Crafton 2014 Preseason Outlook
    The two-time series champion came up short in his quest to win three titles in a row last year. Crafton would posts career-highs in wins with six and Top-5 finishes with 13, but still not claim the crown. That in no way tarnishes what the ThorSport Racing star has accomplished the last three years. He’s averaged three victories and 18 Top-10 finishes over that span and been the top driver in the Camping World Truck Series. We don’t see that changing in 2016. In fact, with this division of NASCAR getting younger, it likely elevates Crafton more than ever. His 361 starts of experience, and the strong No. 88 team make him king of the mountain this season, and top contender to win the championship.
  4. Matt Crafton 2008 Preseason Outlook
    Much like his teammate Johnny Sauter, Crafton too endured some consistency issues in 2012. The No. 88 Toyota team is usually a Top-10 go-getter each season, and struggles with the victory side of the equation. That was not the case last year. Crafton was largely invisible in claiming 14 Top-10 finishes, which is far short of the 18-20 we’re used to seeing from this driver and team. While Crafton finished a respectable sixth in the final championship standings, his average finish rose to 9.8 which is well above what we’re used to seeing. The ThorSport Racing star’s team returns intact from last season, with Carl Joiner still calling the shots from atop the pit box. We expect to see a return to consistency for Crafton in 2013.
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Third at Kentucky Speedway
Camping World Truck
July 13, 2018
Crafton finished third in the Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 Camping World Truck Series race at Kentucky Speedway Thursday night.
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Leads Opening Truck Practice
Camping World Truck
May 18, 2018
Crafton was fastest in opening practice for the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 Camping World Truck Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway Friday. He turned a fast lap of 181.129 mph.
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Fast in Kansas Truck Practice
Camping World Truck
May 11, 2018
Crafton was fastest in opening practice for the 37 Kind Days 250 Camping World Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway Friday morning. He turned a fast lap of 177.626 mph.
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Runner-up Finish at Dover
Camping World Truck
May 4, 2018
Crafton finished second in the JEGS 200 Camping World Truck Series race at Dover International Speedway Friday afternoon.
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Leads Second Martinsville Practice
Camping World Truck
March 23, 2018
Crafton was fastest in Friday's second practice for the Alpha Energy Solutions 250 Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway. He turned a fast lap of 94.571 mph.
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